Skip to comments.Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner
Posted on 11/16/2016 12:53:49 AM PST by CorporateStepsister
Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday.
Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward.
While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks or even longer for him to receive it.
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See Ms. Stahl...we don't need you to get the TRUTH out.
Jumpin’ jehosophat, people. The source for thus was NBC. I see it’s now been debunked, but why the heck did anyone treat it as gospel in the first place? Trust but verify, folks.
I am not trying to get "top level security clearance" for my children. This was a typically false news story.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2016
Moving on to a real thread.
They had no problem colluding with Hillary’s months and months of campaigning without press conferences. But an evening dinner at a local steak house? (Hardly a secret environment.) Horrible!
There’s a couple of #neverTrumpers who have been allowed back in and are right back to their same old pre-time-out crap.
I read that the security clearance is necessary to have access to the qualifications summaries that have been prepared on the individuals who have applied for many of the positions.
Trump would have to designate him a national security advisor.
Liars and criminals
Payback is coming big time
Trump’s FAMILY has been identifying RINOs left and right, with the latest being Christie’s attempted coup. They are a TREMENDOUS ASSET.
I am not trying to get "top level security clearance" for my children. This was a typically false news story.
@realDonaldTrump 6:28 AM - 16 Nov 2016
Granted, this tweet qualifies the clearance as "top level," and it may be that Trump is seeking a lower level of clearance for family that he wants to have advising him on transition.
Adding some confusion to the story, Trump Transition Team Now Admits Request for Trump Kids' Security Clearances, Blames on "Low-Level Staffer" - Patterico@RedState
The Trump transition team is saying that a low-level staffer requested security clearances for three of Donald Trump's children, according to a top aide.
According to the aide, the request was made "without authorization" and the staffer, who is no longer with the team, "overstepped his boundaries."
Low-Level Staffer Requested Security Clearances for Trump's Kids: Sources - ABC News
Tempest in a teapot.
Not sure if this is even true but from information I have read Jared is considered an expert on Israel. Could be Trump wants to have a clearance for him on matters concerning Israel issues.
The agency that does the investigation and adjudicate aren't likely to throw up unnecessary roadblocks - if he has valid reason for a official purpose, the need-to-know can be validated and the background investigation can go through.
Ain't been paying attention have we. He originally inquired about his eldest children as they worked to get him elected and he trusts/respects their advice - he's likely to want to have some conversations with them that might cross into some sort of classified even if it isn't earth-shattering info. He wants his son-in-law to formally advise him. Generally, family members aren't given clearances and there is an assumption that they may be exposed to some classified info as being part of the family (especially wives). He's wanting to do it right instead of just being under a pledge of trust that they won't be exposed to much and won't blab it. The clearance request is an attempt to insure formal accountability to National Security rules/laws. If they don't get the clearance, then they cannot be formally held responsible unless they actually try to harm the Nation.
Either of you have any real experience/exposure to the classified world?
NBC is the source of this story? Please. I don’t believe anything they report. I encourage my FRiends here to do the same.
Drain the swamp.
Well, sure it is. No one has asked for clearance for Jared before...
The ‘bad idea’ was for Hillary to get Huma Abedin every clearance she has. Same thing goes for a lot of people in the Obama Administration.
The PDB is a Presidential Decision Brief constructed solely for the President and those he sees fit to see. Give it to him now, or on January 20, 2017 President Trump will authorize the clearance himself. He doesn’t need to ‘ask’ for it then. If he sees Jared as a TRUSTED advisor, I see nothing wrong with it.
Already debunked, Concern Trolls.
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